Aug 23 - Bogus “Toll Collector” Gets To Work On Border Queue
YGTV has received an eyewitness report that a man dressed in blue and carrying a shoulder bag was asking tourists in this morning’s border queue to pay a toll to enter Gibraltar. The man was seen attempting to place stickers on cars and also approached pedestrians.
This practice, which was common some years ago, is favoured by conmen and beggars operating in the area. It comes as the Madrid government said it was considering a toll as a further measure to apply pressure on Gibraltar. It is likely that this man is taking advantage of the continuing political situation and the conflicting messages coming from the media about the legality of such a proposed toll.